Survival Food Doesn't Come Out of a Can
By Sandra Weaver
Survival food is a pure unadulterated gift from Mother Nature. Storing food on mass is not the answer to surviving the great changes accelerating now and in the near future. Changes in our spiritual and emotional selves are what is necessary. The Earth is cleansing Herself of all that isn’t of
love, unity, and balance...the values of next Great Cycle.
We must change too.
If someone is not meant to continue on the Earth plane it won’t matter how much food they store. On the other hand, if they are, they will flourish even if they have no survival food. This is not about fear. God will find everyone’s right place and each of us will continue our spiritual processes there. The key to continuing here is to accept and love our rejected feminine side within. The feminine is about feeling. This is not a mental process. More on this in another article.
So why talk about survival food at all? Survival food is not about just existing. It’s about flourishing with greater vitality, energy, stamina, and love NOW! Yes, nourishing our bodies properly is about loving ourselves, which is part of the acceptance of our feminine side, or nurturing side. Survival foods are super foods that are highly nutritious, and in many cases help cleanse our bodies bringing them back into balance.
We all live in a nutritional catastrophe, even in America because of mineral depletion from our soils. The special foods in this article will help you understand and replace these missing essential nutrients.
These survival foods will be even more important if there is a disruption in the food supply for reasons ranging from extended power outages to massive transportation stoppages due to peak oil, which are all very real possibilities.
Yes, survival food will be crucial if we go through the earth changes predicted by the Maya for around 2012.
Survival foods have to be nutrient dense, highly digestible, mineral rich, store easily, and be relatively inexpensive.
They should not require refrigeration, should be lightweight and readily available. Wow! Do these types of food even exist? The short answer is yes. But to get a true full spectrum of the nutrients and the bulk you need from survival food, it’s necessary to combine these very powerful food sources.
The first survival food is a group of blue green algae.
Algal are the first living organisms to inhabit our planet. Blue green algae created the oxygen in our atmosphere bringing abundant life to a dead planet. Even today algae produces over 70 percent of the oxygen in the world. Ohhh, you say that’s not true.
I know, we’ve been taught trees, especially the rain forests are the main oxygen suppliers. Not so. Algae multiply far faster than any plant on earth. It’s through this multiplication that carbon dioxide is consumed and oxygen produced.
There are thousands of different algae in the world living under the most extreme conditions of hot and cold imaginable. Talk about a survivor!
If anything will survive massive earth changes, it will be the microscopic cells of algae. But, they are not all created equal.
Algae come in some very unexpected shapes, sizes and forms. We are all familiar with the slimy green stuff that sits on a stagnant pond. This is one of many forms of blue green algae. But, sea vegetables like kelp and dulse are algae, not plants.
Science has discovered that all forms of life found their origin from...you guessed it, algae. Even today, the smallest and the largest of water creatures depend on algae to supply a full spectrum of their nutrients as basic food to survive. Algae supply these nutrients in a form that is readily available for their bodies to immediately assimilate in far greater percentages than any other food source. Algae release its superior nutritional profile freely and easily.
The three blue green algae super foods are Klamath Blue Green Algae, Spirulina, and Chlorella. These algae are at the top of the list as survival food.
No other food source...not juicing, not sprouts, not anything packs as much nutrients in a small quantity as blue green algae. The fact that these nutrients are so bio-available or absorbable by the body makes them the ultimate survival food. Our early ancestors and many peoples today make algae 25% of their diet. In fact it was considered a form of survival food even then, because it preserved well and was easily portable.
Once it’s dried, it doesn’t require any refrigeration, and it’s lightweight. Some blue green and green algae also have a major detoxifying and health restorative quality to them, which makes makes them a crucial survival food even without a disaster.
There are more available proteins (50-60%), B-12 and Vitamin A, not to mention a greater array of other nutrients in blue green algae than any other food source on the planet.
Algae alone though lacks some of the essential minerals and nutrients in sufficient quantities, as well as bulk to make it the only survival food.
Whole Crystal Salt is power packed with minerals your body wants and craves
Crystal salt is an essential survival food with major health enhancing qualities. Not what your doctor has said, is it? Well your doctor is partly right. Ordinary table salt is considered poison to the body, because it is basically pure refined sodium and chloride.
Whole crystal salt contains up to 84 essential minerals in almost the exact percentages as your own body. Where your body is depleted in minerals, this crystal salt will supply them. Where it has too much of another, it will help purge it from your system until you are balanced. This key survival food detoxifies the body and puts it back into homeostasis.
Medical studies have actually shown this salt reduces blood pressure.
Modern farming methods today have depleted the soil leaving our body’s mineral starved and out of balance.
So why not sea salt or Celtic salt?
These salts are better than pure sodium chloride. But, both of these salts are subject to present day environmental pollution from bird droppings, oil tanker leakage, agriculture and industrial runoff, not to mention sewage and garbage dumped into the ocean.
Crystal salt is over 250 million years old, and was covered by the Himalayan Mountains long before man had a chance to pollute it. It is also mined at 10,000 feet above sea level, out of reach by most modern day contaminants.
Most sea salt producers now refine their salt, making it almost pure sodium chloride close to table salt. A lot of refined salts contain toxic anti-caking agents and toxic aluminum in a metallic form. Refined salt is washed to remove magnesium and other essential minerals to make it whiter and dryer.
With compression this ancient salt has become a crystal matrix, which makes the minerals and elements even more available to our bodies. In fact if you were to take a bath with this salt, it would help to detoxify you right through your skin.
One of the most important benefits of the negative ions of whole crystal salt is how it freely gives the missing electron to free-radical cells so they don’t have to steal them from healthy cells. This in turn reduces the acidity in our bodies caused by the destruction of healthy cells through free radicals damage. What a gift of health this amazing survival food provides.
Organic Sprouted Seeds are living food.
This key group of foods adds bulk and nutrients to our survival food diet. They are also much more nutritious, and provide more bio-available nutrients than the seeds eaten in their dormant state. Nutritional magic happens to seeds when they are soaked and sprouted.
A series of complex biochemical changes start to occur when the seeds are hydrated, and even more when they are sprouted. Starch begins to disappear and is replaced by hydrolytic enzymes, an increased quality of protein, fat, certain amino acids, total sugar, and B-group vitamins appears.
“Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered that 3-day old broccoli sprouts have exceptionally high amounts of a natural cancer-fighting compound. Dr. Paul Talalay and his colleagues, researching this question for over 20 years, showed that some varieties of vegetables such as broccoli contain high quantities of a substance called 'sulforaphane' which helps support antioxidants, such as vitamins C and vitamin E.(1) This is another example of the synergy which we often find in nature. Researchers found broccoli sprouts have 20 to 50 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 2002:28;99(11):7610-7615
In addition to providing amongst one of the highest amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes per unit of calorie, sprouts deliver them in a form, which is easily assimilated and digested. This again makes them a crucial survival food.
Organic sprouts are a pure ready to eat survival food that stays in the dormant stage till you’re ready to release their power. They are just one more step towards food self-sufficiency. They grow indoors, for fresh, tasty and nutritious greens all year round...no matter where you live. In the spring plant some of these seeds in a garden to increase your supply of seeds for winter. Now that's a self-sustaining survival food.
Common seeds for sprouting are alfalfa, fenugreek, peas, lentils, radish and red clover, broccoli, cabbage, mustard, beans, wheat berries, barley, chia, and quinoa. Actually, just about any food seed can be sprouted for greater nutrition than can be found in the mature plant or dry seed form.
Seeds don’t take up a lot of room, or need refrigeration in their dry state. But they can increase in size by 8-15 times their dry seed size when moistened. Sprouts make the perfect survival food too, because they are very economical. It will cost you as little as .25 per pound for fresh organic power packed greens.
“Sprouts provide a good supply of Vitamins A, E & C plus B complex. Like enzymes, vitamins serve as bioactive catalysts to assist in the digestion and metabolism of seeds and the release of energy. They are also essential for the healing and repair of cells. However, vitamins are very perishable, and in general, the fresher the seeds eaten, the higher the vitamin content. The vitamin content of some seeds can increase by up to 20 times their original value within several days of sprouting. Mung Bean sprouts have B vitamin increases, compared to the dry seeds, of - B1 up 285%, B2 up 515%, B3 up 256%. Even soaking seeds overnight in water yields greatly increased amounts of B vitamins, as well as Vitamin C. Compared with mature plants, sprouts can yield vitamin contents 30 times higher.”
The fact that they stay in their dormant, dry state until you need them makes them a perfect, easy to store survival food.
Pure Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is a multi-use survival food for both topic and internal health
I know you’re going to tell me how studies have shown that long-chain fatty acids are bad for your heart. Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid not long, which never makes it to your heart. It is assimilated into your system even before digestion and sent directly into your liver where it is used to produce energy.
Another benefit of coconut oils is how it amplifies the absorption of nutrients from other food sources by carrying them throughout the body. Oil based vitamins such as A, D, and E are distributed throughout your system more effectively, because of coconut oil.
Pure virgin organic coconut oil has many external curative properties from sunburn to wounds to even major diseases when used topically.
Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and it boosts the immune system. Besides, it taste good.
Coconuts and their oil help to regulate weight and reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. There are a variety of digestive diseases that improve with regular consumption of coconut oil. Skin loves coconut oil and responds by healing and reducing wrinkles. For some this would be an important factor for survival.
In the pure virgin state this oil needs no refrigeration and will last a very long time without spoiling even if it goes from the solid to the liquid state with seasonal changes. The shelf live, as well as the nutrient properties of coconut oil, makes it an important survival food.
A six months supply of survival foods is recommended if you want to prepare for a food distribution disaster. Peak oil and climate change both could affect the food supply, making personal survival food crucial. No one knows for sure what will happen. If nothing else add these natural foods to your diet to improve your health now. Keep rotating them with a fresh supply.
Did you notice I didn’t suggest a barrage of vitamins and supplements? The body doesn’t see these as survival food or food period. Vitamins and minerals supplied in their natural food form are far more absorbable by the body than vital nutrients isolated and compressed into a tablet or capsule form.
This is true even though supplements may show a far greater percentage of a vital nutrient on the label. It’s the "synergistic effect" of the “whole” plant or salt that makes it a survival food. In most cases the particle size used in supplements are too large or in the wrong form for the body to use as survival food.
My advice is to work harder on your personal spiritual growth rather than store massive amounts of survival food. This is where your true safety lies. Feeling are the gift that helps us heal...if we would only allow ourselves to feel them.
The changes on the planet are about men and women learning how to receive, accept and love their feminine side...or feeling side. This side has been rejected since the beginning of time, and our survival on earth now depends on it.
It's time to accept responsibility for everything that happens in our lives. It wouldn’t be in our lives if it wasn’t up for healing, no matter how much we feel we don’t deserve it.
The body holds all the denied feelings, limitations, and guilt we hold. That’s why so many people are overweight, aging, depressed, and diseased. These are all signs of holding onto suppressed feelings that keep coming back for acceptance, understanding, forgiveness and ultimately loving release.
It’s important that survival foods be incorporated into your diet to keep your body as healthy as possible so you can deal with the feelings that are keeping you from evolving in consciousness.
How can I grow and use Sprouts as living food. (Shipard 2008)Washington Post May 28, 2002
Coconut Cures, by Bruce Fife, N.D.
The Right Use of Will, by Ceanne DeRohan
The Miracle of Krystal Salt, by Christian Opitz
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